How to see the GAC
Go to Run menu and type assembly.
You will see the actual assembly directory lists; it doesn’t
look same as other explorer window. The actual location of GAC is
C:\Windows\Assembly; here C: is the operating system drive.
How to find/get the
underlying files in the GAC?
You can find all the files from the GAC_MSIL folder.
Got the command windows (run cmd)
Got to the C:\windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL
Type dir you can see all the contents.
Now we can verify one of the assembly which has
In my GAC here I have two different versioned
assemblies for Debugger.Runtime
Check the same folder in the command line and
verify. Type cd
There two folders inside for each version. Go
into that folder and see the dll.
Also now you can copy file into somewhere else.
If you try the same directory in the windows
explorer it won’t show, gives you the below error in windows 7.